It’s now even easier for people aged 70 and over to get their third COVID-19 vaccination dose with a free vaccination at home appointment.
The Victorian Government has introduced free vaccination at home for people 70 years and over to make accessing vaccination more convenient.
Through this program, a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse will visit your home to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination at home can be booked by you, a family member or carer. This free state-run service is also available to people in aged care services if requested.
How to book
If you or someone you care for would like to book an at-home appointment, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter, press 0.
Depending on wait times, it may take a little longer for you to get vaccinated via this service compared to attending a vaccination clinic, general practice or pharmacy.
Are you due for your third dose?
If you received your second COVID-19 vaccination three or more months ago, you should get your third dose now.
Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are very important for people aged 70 and over who are more likely to become sick if they get the virus.
A few months after your second dose, your protection against COVID-19 will not be as high. Getting a third dose will help maintain your protection against serious illness if you do get COVID-19.
You can get your free third dose at any state-run vaccination centre, your regular GP or pharmacy, or an Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation, as well as through the at-home service.
Call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 to make a booking or for more information visit
Reviewed 27 December 2022